Police have confirmed the torso found in the Niagara River last week is that of a missing mother of three from Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Loretta Jo Gates, 30, was last seen Aug. 25 after leaving her mother's home in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Gates' family submitted DNA samples to U.S. police earlier this week to determine if the headless torso is that of the missing woman.
Investigators have ruled Gates' death a homicide. Police in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and New York State police are investigating.
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